What did Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya think about Sufism? Did they criticize it as something foreign to Islam? Or did they accept it as an essential part of the religion? If you ask a Sufi you may get one answer, and if you ask a Salafi you will likely get another. But we don’t need to ask either of them. Both Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn al-Qayyim, whom Salafis revere, left authentic writings that tell us what they thought about Sufism in their own words. The answer is clear: not only did these Imams approve of Tasawwuf, but they and their students were also practicing Sufis themselves! But don't take our word for it. Read their thoughts for yourself.